Grammar, discourse and pragmatics

Andy Kirkpatrick

in English as a Lingua Franca in Asean

Published by Hong Kong University Press

Published in print October 2010 | ISBN: 9789888028795
Published online September 2011 | e-ISBN: 9789882206922 | DOI:

Series: Asian Englishes Today

Grammar, discourse and pragmatics

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This chapter examines a selection of syntactic and discourse features and pragmatic norms in English speakers in Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) countries. It provides some examples of grammatical variation in the dialects of British English and in new varieties of English. The chapter discusses the emergence of non-standard forms of Asian varieties of English and considers the possible causes of these developments.

Keywords: English speakers; ASEAN countries; syntactic features; discourse features; pragmatic norms; English varieties

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Subjects: Sociolinguistics

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